dir. Alexandra Cadena, Yale College, 2016
Projection Design for 4:48 Psychosis
4:48 Psychosis is the last play written by Sarah Kane. With a loose, experimental format, the play highlights themes of madness, anxiety, and the crushing fear of self-doubt. With an hour-long show time and a divisive theater format, this was my second collaboration with director Alexandra Cadena.
The design is based on traditional horror film tropes. The rapid, strobe-like montage sequences use subliminal editing techniques. The use of archival imagery of war, newspapers, and old German Expressionist films added to the idea of the tortured imagination escaping the mind.
dir. Alexandra Cadena, NYC Fringe Festival, 2015
Under tells the story of Serena, a patient at a college psychiatric hospital. Serena retraces her steps over the past year of manic peaks and depressive episodes with fellow classmates, discovering how that high-pressure world landed her where she is now.
*all designs were created in Blender, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop
The overall concept was the idea of things that look good on paper. Elite universities base prestige and success around grades, resumes and optics. Every design element is digitally constructed from flat pieces of paper covered in phrases connected to the emotional state of the characters in the play.
Other projections include falling pills, and a “party scene” that features live-action, stop motion photography.
Yale College, 2016
I was the assistant projection designer for this production. I helped in sourcing images, setup of projection equipment and light animation work.
Projection Designer: Shawn Boyle